Sunday, May 10, 2009

1989 Topps Major League Debut #80: Jeff McKnight

Jeff McKnight

I strongly urge you to click on McKnight's name above and read the sponsorship banner on his page.

PHOTO: This picture should be called Jeff "As Black As" McKnight. I would so much prefer a daytime and/or action shot.

STAT: Get this. Since 1901, McKnight is one of just two players to appear in at least 30 games at 1B, 2B, and SS while playing in no more than 300 total games. If you increase the limit to 500 games, you add Lou Merloni, as well as a guy we just saw: Greg Litton.

Turns out, as you can see below on the back of the card, that McKnight's full first name is Jefferson. The only other guy to play MLB with that first name is Jeff McCleskey.

CAREER: 2/10

I begrudgingly give McKnight a 2 since he stuck around for parts of 6 seasons.


  1. Jeff McKnight is the bette noire of the excellent Mets by the Numbers site; in parts of four years in Flushing, he wore FIVE different uni numbers: